American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) – First Analysis upped their FY2017 earnings estimates for American Public Education in a research report issued on Monday. First Analysis analyst C. Greendale now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $1.09 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $0.99. First Analysis also issued estimates for American Public Education’s FY2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS.

Several other research firms also recently weighed in on APEI. BidaskClub downgraded shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Public Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of American Public Education from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 target price on shares of American Public Education in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.67.

American Public Education (NASDAQ APEI) opened at $26.80 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $423.78, a P/E ratio of 21.71, a PEG ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 1.13. American Public Education has a 1 year low of $17.40 and a 1 year high of $27.40.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $73.28 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $71.06 million. American Public Education had a net margin of 6.54% and a return on equity of 7.20%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.02 EPS.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Susquehanna International Group LLP purchased a new position in American Public Education during the third quarter valued at approximately $214,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in American Public Education by 0.5% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,167,178 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,569,000 after purchasing an additional 5,462 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in American Public Education by 36.2% during the third quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 111,006 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,337,000 after purchasing an additional 29,516 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in American Public Education by 53.3% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 18,373 shares of the company’s stock valued at $387,000 after purchasing an additional 6,388 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP grew its position in American Public Education by 4.1% during the third quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 56,740 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,194,000 after purchasing an additional 2,235 shares in the last quarter. 90.91% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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American Public Education Company Profile

American Public Education, Inc provides online and on-campus postsecondary education. The Company provides postsecondary education through its subsidiary institutions, American Public University System, Inc (APUS) and Hondros College of Nursing (HCON). It operates through two segments: American Public Education Segment, which consists of the operational activities of APUS, other corporate activities, and minority investments, and Hondros College of Nursing Segment, which consists of the operational activities of HCON.

Earnings History and Estimates for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

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